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CBS Evening News for Monday, Sep 23, 1991
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Atlanta: Erin Hayes) Case of Warren McCleskey, who is appealing his death sentence, featured; photograph shown. [McCleskey's attorney Paul CADENHEAD - says this man would not be executed had the law been followed.] McCleskey's killing of a policeman and his lawyers' appeal based on the fact that black men in Georgia are more likely than whites to get a death sentence recalled; scenes shown. Recent news that witness key to McCleskey's conviction was a paid informer reported; photograph shown. [McCleskey JUROR, slain policeman's DAUGHTER, Reverend George WORTH, McCleskey's sister Betty MYERS - comment on case.] Pardon and parole board's decision and McCleskey's execution both said scheduled for tomorrow.

Hayes, Erin;
Rather, Dan

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